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Settling in for the night / Поселение на ночь

This holly blue (Голубянка весенняя, Celastrina argiolus) I saw the other evening has found a comfortable place:

Olympus Stylus 1s, 200mm, ISO200, f8, 1/250s

These little butterflies are called boomblauwtje ("small tree blue") in Dutch. They like to sit in trees, and the top side of their wings, which they rarely show, is blue:

Olympus XZ-1, 112mm, ISO100, f8, 1/400s

From the side, they look silvery in full light, with a hint of blue and sometimes pink:

Olympus XZ-1, 112mm, ISO100, f8, 1/250s

Every now and again, they descend from the trees to look for minerals on the forest floor:

Olympus XZ-1, 112mm, ISO100, f8, 1/100s

They usually get their minerals from bird droppings:

Olympus XZ-1, 112mm, ISO100, f5.6, 1/160s

Pretty little butterflies, despite their diet.

Comments 3

Very beautiful

09.05.2017 12:37

Thank you.

09.05.2017 12:38

Love them.

09.05.2017 14:43